Brunch, it’s the most important meal of the day. Or the weekend, at least. And when it comes to nation’s favourite portmanteau after ‘chocoholic’, there’s no shortage of brunching spots in London. The capital is awash with eggs done every which way, but amid the bloody marys and avocados, a newcomer’s making waves, and it’s the cat’s whiskers. Welcome Lucky Cat.
Lucky Cat, Gordon Ramsay’s latest Mayfair restaurant, has hit the London restaurant scene with quite the splash, bringing Asian-inspired cuisine to Grosvenor Square along with a whole lot of style and typical Ramsay high standards. The wall of ceramic waving lucky cats juxtaposes with an impressive bar and a sumptuous dining space, although the decor will be bottom of your priorities when it comes to the weekend’s main brunching agenda, which winds its way to your table with four standout courses designed to share.
Not only does a Lucky Cat brunch offer freshly prepared sushi (maki and nigiri) straight from the Raw Bar, but it features a mix of a la carte signatures alongside some brand new dishes, including Lucky Cat’s own sweet chilli ‘baonuts’ (a deliciously sticky sweet combo of a bao bun and a doughnut – the latest innovation to spring from the Lucky Cat kitchen and your new best friend).
Before you leave, make sure you get a good fill of the chef’s dessert selection. Served on a stunning sharing platter, you’ll be treated to tasters of Lucky Cat’s most popular desserts, from a perfect souffle to mini ‘lucky lollies’, designed to end your meal on a positively sweet note.
When it comes to drinks, like any self-respecting London brunch, there’s a selection of free-flowing options. For something a little different and a taste of Japan, you can try Sake, or for the traditionalists, there’s a Champagne option. Of course, if you’re not drinking then there are non-alcoholic alternatives to complement your food.
Set to mix up Mayfair’s brunch scene, the new Lucky Cat brunch is available every Sunday between 11:30 and 16:00 – it’s likely to be popular, so we’d recommend booking ahead to guarantee you’ll be one of the lucky ones…